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Gilbert White

Gilbert White's House & The Oates Museum
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Gilbert White’s House and the Oates Museum is a charming 18th Century House, home of the famous naturalist, the Rev. Gilbert White, the author of The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. Over 20 acres of garden and parkland restored to how it would have looked in Gilbert White’s day. Garden tours and introductory talks can be arranged for groups. There is also an exhibition on Captain Lawrence Oates and his ill fated expedition to the South Pole in 1911. Facilities include a tea parlour serving some 18th Century fair such as Homity Pie and Toasted Wigs. Excellent Museum shop stocking unusual gifts.


Months Open: Every day 11am – 5pm from 1st April until 30th September after that we close on Mondays
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes - Advance warning essential
Discount for Groups: Yes - 10+ £5 pp
Coach Parking: Yes - in village
Car Parking: Yes - in village
Conference Facilities: Yes - small groups
Contact Name for Groups: Mrs Carey Hides
Admission Price: £6.50
Concessions: £5.50
Children: Free
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Tea parlour, light lunches

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